May 2015

Steve Graham Auctioneer

Machinery and rustic items in country clearing auction

A range of machinery, rustic items, tools and household items will be part of auctioneer Steve Graham’s next clearing sale from 10am Sunday May 17 on site at 620 Pearsons Road, East Trentham.

The auction features an eight-tonne JSW traxcavator with only 2256 hours up, an MF50 front-end loader diesel tractor and three Ferguson four-cylinder petrol tractors.

Three stationary motors are among other worthwhile pickups including a Sunshine Sundial four-horsepower B Model, a Cooper three-horsepower and Kelly & Lewis model.

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Philips Auctions

1880 Melbourne Exhibition furniture an auction exhibit

A German bedroom suite made for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition (held at the newly constructed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton) and subsequently owned by Melbourne’s Lord Mayor will be among a range of quality furniture with interesting provenances at Philips Auctions forthcoming Fine and Decorative Arts sale from noon on Sunday May 17 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. 

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Auction clocks for keen collectors

A large selection of clocks will be a boon for clock collectors at Young’s Auctions latest weekly sale from 9.30am Friday May 15 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

The auction contains a range of kitchen memorabilia including an antique knife sharpener, separator from the 1940s and old scales.

Jewellery, commemorative coins and sterling silver will be another big crowd puller, along with a comprehensive number of paintings.

Quality reproduction mahogany furniture WM Woodcarvings is another worthwhile attraction.

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Leonard Joel

Pre-owned luxury items auction puts designers on show

Pre-owned luxury items featuring creations by Hermes, Pucci, Etro, Lulu Guiness, Burberry and many other designers will be auctioned from 1pm Thursday May 14 by Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Included in the auction are silk scarves, handbags, suitcases, bangles, bowls, atomisers, chargers, ties and vintage brooches.

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EJ Ainger

Royal Doulton and paintings to get auction crowd buzzing

An interesting collection of Royal Doulton series ware join paintings and rugs as definite crowd pullers at E.J. Ainger’s next weekly sale from 9.30am Tuesday May 12 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The auction also contains a range of English and French dining room, bedroom, library and sitting room furniture.

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Leonard Joel

Successful antiques business named after grandmother's dog

Tom Szekeres and his son Chanon decided on the name of a family dog when they set up their antique business in West Melbourne 16 years ago - partly because of exasperation, partly from timing and partly from subliminal family influence.

“Wally Johnson was the name of my wife Julie's grandmother's dog,” Tom explained. “When we went to register the name of our business, frustratingly all the names we had chosen were already taken – so we decided that name was as good as any.”

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Seashells to delight many an auction beachcomber

Seashell collectors will have the chance to choose from a wide range of unusual specimens when Young’s Auctions next sale gets underway from 9.30am Friday May 8 at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

These rare auction items have been joined by a comprehensive collection of commemorative and other coins and desirable pieces of estate jewellery.

Paintings are another attraction along with a wide selection of antique and modern furniture.

Items include a rolltop desk, grand piano, sideboard, chest, couches and armchairs.

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Leonard Joel

Unique black and white Beatles photos go under the hammer

Unique black and white photos taken in 1964 of the Beatles appearing the Ed Sullivan Show, on their way by train to a Washington performance and arriving in Adelaide are among an unusual collection of entertainment memorabilia auction from noon Thursday May 7.

The auction, by Leonard Joel at 333 Malvern Road South Yarra, feature the Beatles at press conferences, in hotels, in concert and travelling during the start of their phenomenal success as the world’s leading pop band of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Deutscher and Hackett

Bible text a leading auction art piece

Colin McCahon’s work Paul to Hebrews 1980 is one of the more fascinating pieces of art to be auctioned from 7pm Wednesday May 6 by Deutscher and Hackett at 105 Commercial Road, South Yarra.

Comprising written passages from the Bible on three sheets of Steinbach paper using synthetic polymer paint, the painting is one of two biblical texts that dominated the final period of McCahon’s oeuvre (the first being a Letter to the Hebrews in the 1970s).

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